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2013 Events

AABA 2013 Holiday Party & Joy Drive for Asian American Family Services Saturday, December 14, 2013 More Info Come celebrate the holidays with your fellow AABA members and friends at our annual holiday party and bring joy to others by donating toys to the Asian American Family Services Joy Drive!

Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Lakehouse at Discovery Green
1600 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010
www.thelakehousehouston.com

This event is Free for AABA members and their families. Take advantage of the open green space and bring your footballs, kites and frisbees!

Non-members: $20 per person. Kids under 12 are free.

Joy Drive for Asian American Family Services

To help the AAFS Joy Drive, we are accepting the following donations: soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, books, school supplies, bath & body products, stuffed animals, dolls, board games, makeup kits and toy cars. All items should be unwrapped.

Please RSVP by 12.9.13 at www.aabahouston.com.

Please contact Social Committee Co-Chair Sandy Huynh at sandy.huynh@encorecapital.com with any questions.
9th Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner Wednesday, November 13, 2013 More Info 9th Annual Corporate Counsel Dinner

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keynote:
Peggy Chang Barber
Associate General Counsel
Hewlett-Packard Company

Time:
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Reception starts at 6:00 PM
Dinner & Program at 7:00 PM

Venue:
RDG + Bar Annie
1800 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056

Tickets:
In-House Counsel: One complimentary ticket
Please RSVP directly with Janet Brown at: Janet.Brown@Cevalogistics.com

AABA members, guests and others: $100 per ticket.
Please RSVP and pay online.

Deadline:
Please RSVP no later than November 6, 2013.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Space is limited.

The Corporate Counsel Dinner is graciously underwritten by Latham & Watkins and Gardere Wynne Sewell.
2013 AABA Women Attorneys Retreat Saturday, October 26, 2013 More Info 2013 AABA Women Attorneys Retreat
 
Join your fellow AABA women attorneys for a special professional development opportunity!
 
Date:
Saturday, October 26, 2013
 
Time:
9:00 AM – Noon
 
Place:
FosterQuan LLP Galleria Location
5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 800
Houston, Texas 77056
 
Panel topics:
 
Gender Differences in Negotiation Styles - How women lawyers can play to their strengths and overcome challenges in negotiations.
Planning for a Secure Financial Future – Be empowered by learning how to take control of your financial future.
 
Details:
Breakfast is included.
1 hour CLE credit pending.
This event is free and is open to women attorneys only – thank you.
 
RSVP by 10.25.13 at www.aabahouston.com
 
Questions? Contact AABA President Alice Huang at huangac@gtlaw.com.
2013 AABA Gala & Silent Auction Friday, September 6, 2013 More Info 2013 AABA Gala & Silent Auction
Friday, September 6, 2013
Hilton Americas Hotel
1600 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010

Keynote speaker: The Honorable Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio

6:30 pm Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner and Program

AABA member/guest ticket: $100
Non-member ticket: $150
Law student ticket: $50

Please see our recent newsletters for more details!

RSVP by 8.23.13
Questions? Contact a Gala Co-Chair at aabagala@gmail.com
AABA Solo & Small Firm Networking Reception and CLE Program (Part II) Thursday, August 8, 2013 More Info Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Location:
Prohibition (in the Galleria)
5175 Westheimer Rd Suite 2295

Time:
5:30 pm - Cocktail & light bites reception

6-7:30 pm - CLE program: “Building and Enhancing Your Law Practice"

7:30 pm - Dessert reception

CLE: 1.5 hours (including .25 Ethics)

This is a free event!

RSVP by Friday, August 2nd at www.aabahouston.com

Any questions? Contact our Solo & Small Firm co-chairs at: brendon.singh@ctsattorneys.com; julie@jpelawfirm.com; ccho@rapfirm.com
AABA Community Service at The Houston Food Bank Saturday, July 27, 2013 More Info The Houston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that distributes nutritious meals to hunger
relief charities throughout southeast Texas and needs volunteers to help with:

-Inspecting and sorting food for distribution
-Building boxes and bags of food for disaster relief, seniors, families, and kids

This is a family event, so please invite any able-bodied family (and friends) ages 8 and up to join us!

DATE:
Saturday, July 27, 2013

TIME:
Coffee & Snacks
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Orientation & Volunteer Work
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PLACE:
535 Portwall
Houston, TX 77029

DRESS CODE:
Tennis shoes/closed toes shoes, jeans/shorts, t-shirts

*Parking is available in the front lot. Please enter through the double glass doors and check in at
the Welcome Desk.

RSVP at www.aabahouston.com by July 19, 2013.
For more information, contact Clinton Yu at cyu@givensjohnston.com.
AABA Mock Interviews Monday, July 22, 2013 More Info Who:
Interviewees - Law students who want to prep for Fall OCI and practice interviewing; recently licensed attorneys who would like to sharpen their interviewing skills.

Interviewers – Attorneys who have practiced at least two years or more.


When:
Deadline for interviewer & interviewee questionnaire submission is Friday, July 19th. Mock Interviews will occur between Monday, July 22nd to Friday, August 2nd.


How:
Each interviewer and interviewee will complete their respective questionnaire which may be obtained by contacting the Co-Chair listed below. Upon completion, the Mentorship Co-Chairs will match interviewers and interviewees based on stated interests. After matches are made, the interviewers and interviewees will be responsible for setting up the interview date, time and location. Interviewees are recommended to bring a current copy of their resume to the interview.


To obtain a questionnaire, please contact Catharine Yen at FosterQuan LLP, 600 Travis Street, Suite 2000, Houston Texas 77002; cyen@fosterquan.com
AABA Wills Clinic Saturday, June 29, 2013 More Info Saturday, June 29, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

VN Teamwork Center
11210 Bellaire Boulevard, #118
Houston, Texas 77072

If you cannot attend the training but would like to prepare documents for the clinic, please contact Sharon Yin at syin@llppc.com
AABA Mentee/Mentor Summer Social Thursday, June 20, 2013 More Info Attention Mentees and Mentors: It’s time to celebrate Summer with tapas and Latin music! Summer associates and interns are also welcome!

AABA Mentee/Mentor Summer Social
Thursday, June 20, 2013
6 – 8 pm
Batanga
908 Congress @ Travis
Houston, Texas 77002

This event is free.

Questions? Contact Mentorship & Law School Relations Co-Chair Melody Wang at MWang@krcl.com.
CLE Program: Attorney Volunteer Training and Orientation for Wills Clinic at Porter Hedges LLP Thursday, May 23, 2013 More Info Volunteer Attorney Training

Thursday, May 23, 2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Porter Hedges LLP
1000 Main Street, 36th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

*1.5 Hours CLE credit pending

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Porter Hedges LLP.

Please note that parking is available in the firm's building, and validation is available at the receptionist's desk.

Attorneys, please register online by Monday, May 20, 2013.
CLE Program: Going In-house Friday, May 10, 2013 More Info The AABA invites you to attend its next CLE program on “Going In-house” featuring distinguished guest panelists:

Paul Chung, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Targa Resources

Anderson Lee, Chief Compliance & HSE Counsel at Archer

Monica Karuturi, Counsel at LyondellBasell

Alicia Hinds, Managing Director at Newhouse & Noblin

Cost: Free for AABA Members, $20 for non-members.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

Time: 11:30 to 1 pm

Lunch will be provided by Locke Lord

Place:
Locke Lord LLP
JPMorgan Chase Tower
Floor 25 Conference Room
Houston, TX 77002

*1.5 hour CLE credit pending*

RSVP by May 6, 2013 at www.aabahouston.com.

Please contact Vice President of Programs Sharon Yin at syin@llppc.com with questions.
AABA Networking Happy Hour with Mexican American Bar Association of Houston Thursday, April 25, 2013 More Info Come meet and mingle with the attorneys of MABAH over free drinks and appetizers!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Kung Fu Saloon

5317 Washington Ave.
Houston, Texas 77007

RSVP by April 22 at www.aabahouston.com.

If you have questions, contact Social Committee Co-Chair, Sandy Huynh, at SandyH@scott-pc.com.

Solo & Small Firm Networking Event & Two Part CLE Program: Part One: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Own Legal Practice Monday, April 22, 2013 More Info Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

Place: Tasting Room at CityCenter
818 Town and Country Blvd

Time:
5:30 pm Wine & Hors d’oeuvre Reception
6:00 pm CLE Panel
7:30 pm Dessert Reception

This event is free.

CLE Credit:
*1.5 hour CLE credit pending*

RSVP by 4.15.13

For more information, contact a Solo & Small Firm Committee Co-Chair: Caroline Cho at ccho@rapfirm.com; Julie Pi Evans at Julie@jpelawfirm.com or Brendon Singh at brendon.singh@ctsattorneys.com.
CLE Program: Advancing Your Legal Career and Avoiding Common Pitfalls Wednesday, March 27, 2013 More Info Time:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location:
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Address:
Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 3400
1000 Louisiana
Houston, Texas 77002

RSVP:
By 3/25/13

Cost:
Free

CLE Credit:
1 hour CLE and .5 hour Ethics

This CLE will feature the following panelists: a senior in-house attorney, a Harris County District Judge and partners in private practice (both in large and boutique firms). Topics of discussion include best practices, chosen career paths, avoiding common mistakes and facing ethical dilemmas.

Lunch will be provided.

Contact:
For additional information, please contact Sharon Yin, VP of Programs at: syin@llppc.com
AABA Mentorship Kick-off & Career Night Wednesday, March 6, 2013 More Info The AABA is seeking Mentors and Mentees for its 2013 Mentorship Program!

Please submit your applications by Friday, February 22, 2013.

Mentor/Mentee applications can be downloaded from this website. Go to Resources -> Downloads.

Career Night and Mentorship Program Kickoff will be held for all mentors and mentees.

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M Mentorship Program Kickoff Reception
7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Career Panel

WHO:
The Career Panel will feature the following guest panelists:
(1) Lisa Wang, Senior Counsel at FMC Tehcnologies, Inc. (In-House)
(2) Daniel Chen, Partner at Nguyen, Jazrawi, & Chen PLLC (Small Firm)
(3) John Tang, Partner at Strasburger (Big Firm)
(4) Daniel Hu, Deputy Chief, Civil Division, with the United States Attorney’s Office (Government)
(5) Jason Luong, Criminal Defense Attorney (former Assistant DA in Harris County) (Criminal)

WHERE:
South Texas College of Law
Fred Parks Library, 6th Floor
Emilie Slohm Room
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, Texas 77002

All AABA members, friends, supporters, mentees and mentors are invited and encouraged to attend.

Attendance is Free!

Food and beverages will be provided.
Law Week Asian Outreach Workshop Saturday, February 23, 2013 More Info The AABA is again joining forces with the Houston Bar Association to host a Poster Workshop for the HBA Law Week. Children grades K-8th will have a chance to showcase their creativity at the Chinese Community Center (9800 Town Park, Houston, Texas 77036) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Poster boards and supplies will be provided along with pizza and drinks for all our young artists!

This year’s theme is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” Entries should depict the importance of law in our society to enable everyone to realize the dream of equality for all.

The Honorable Theresa Chang will be on hand as our special speaker. Completed posters will then be sent to the Houston Bar Association and entered into the HBA poster contest courtesy of the AABA. All entries become property of the Houston Bar Association.

Please RSVP yourself and your child(ren) no later than February 21, 2013 at www.aabahouston.com.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Alice Huang at ahuang@lockelord.com or Clinton Yu at cyu@givensjohnston.com.
Annual New Year Celebration Sunday, February 17, 2013 More Info Join the AABA in celebrating the Year of the Snake!

Families are welcome!

Where:
Fung's Kitchen
7320 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074

When:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
12:00 - 2:00pm

Cost:
$10/person for AABA members
$20/person for non-members
Free for children 12 and under

Registration:
Please RSVP above by February 15, 2013

Questions:
Contact our Social Committee Co-Chairs:
Claudia Gee Vassar at Claudia@bwmtx.com
Sandy Huynh at Sandy.Huynh@gmail.com

The AABA wishes you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
AABA Annual Membership Meeting & Kickoff Dinner Thursday, January 31, 2013 More Info Come learn about exciting programs, share your ideas for how the AABA can better serve you and celebrate the new year with your AABA officers, board members, committee co-chairs, and fellow members.

WHERE:
Café Ginger
1952 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
Telephone: (713) 528-4288

WHEN:
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:30 PM: Check-In and Reception
6:45 PM: Annual Membership Meeting
7:00 PM: Dinner served

COST:
The Annual Membership Meeting is free.

The cost for dinner is $15 for AABA Members &
$35 for Non-Members.

REGISTRATION:
Please RSVP by 1/28/13 at www.aabahouston.com

Space is limited.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!